One of the most common misconceptions from first-time authors is that they can just edit their own work.
It’s not that hard, right?
Take a look at these 25 common mistakes on Lifehacker.
Finding mistakes like these in books and (worse) on the jacket of the book smack of amateurism. A typo or two won’t kill sales, but they certainly don’t help. Throw in a poor cover and it’s exceptionally unlikely that your book will sell more than a handful of copies.
Finding mistakes in books and on the jacket of the book smack of amateurism.
Regardless of how you publish, spend the money on a proper editor and proofreader.